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Inclusive Leadership, Stereotyping and the Brain
September 18, 2009
at the Italian Academy of Columbia University
Co-hosted by the Leadership Lab and the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
Leading effectively in today's workplace requires the ability to manage many types of diversity, including cultural, gender, and generational diversity. A key challenge to leaders is the tendency for societal stereotypes to bias one's evaluations and expectations. The psychology of stereotyping, and of strategies for minimizing its influence, is thus highly relevant to managers and organizations.
Research in social psychology, and social cognitive neuroscience, provides insights about how and when stereotypes affect judgments.
In this research conference, we explored these scientific insights to draw out some of their practical implications for managing diversity and inclusive leadership.
Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
Michael Morris (Moderator)
Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership, Columbia Business School
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Duke University
Assistant Professor of Management, Columbia Business School
Assistant Professor of Psychology, New York University
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Columbia University
Senior Vice Dean; Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate
Columbia Business School
George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Columbia Law School
Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders;
Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs
CEO and President, Altura Capital
Partner, Ernst & Young
Related Academic Papers
Fiske, S. T., Cuddy, A. J., Glick, P., & Xu, J., “A model of (often mixed) stereotype content: Competence and warmth respectively follow from perceived status and competition,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2002, 82, 878-902.
Fiske, S. T., Cuddy, A. J. C., & Glick, P., “Universal dimensions of social perception: Warmth and competence,” Trends in Cognitive Science, 2007, 11, 77-83.
Amodio, D. M., “The social neuroscience of intergroup relations,” European Review of Social Psychology, 2008, 19, 1-54.
Amodio, D. M., & Frith, C. D., “Meeting of minds: the medial frontal cortex and social cognition,” Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2006, 7, 268-277.
Amodio, D. M., Devine, P. G., & Harmon-Jones, E., “Individual differences in the regulation of intergroup bias: The role of conflict monitoring and neural signals for control,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2008, 94, 60-74.
Green, A. R., Carney, D. R., Pallin, D. J., Ngo, L. H., Raymond, K. L., Iezzoni, L., & Banaji, M. R., “The presence of implicit bias in physicians and its prediction of thrombolysis decisions for black and white patients,"Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2007, 22, 1231-1238.
Harris, L., Fiske, S., “Social neuroscience evidence for dehumanised perception,” European Review of Social Psychology, 2009, 20(1), 192-231.